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George and Florence's Families: DURANT , WORDEN AND JOHNSON

Updated September 14, 2005

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I haven't done much research on George's Father, Edward H. Johnson. I think Edward's father is George W. Johnson and his mother is Josephine Mary Patton, these being George's Grandparents. Edward was born in Hocking County, Ohio. Edward married a Minnie Stufflebean, George's Mother. This accounts for the Stufflebean line in my tree.

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Minnie Stufflebean's parents are Francis Stufflebean and Martha North. These are George's Grandparents. This accounts for the North line in my tree.

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I am doing research on my Dad's line which is DURANT. I have gone back as far as John Durant whom I think is my 3rd great grandfather who was born in England about 1791 in Nottingham maybe. Some sources say his name was Will so there fore his name might have been William John or vice versa.

I believe John's wife is Elizabeth Robinson or maybe Alice Robinson. These two might be the same person. Elizabeth is the name I found on the census.

According to the Hunterdon Gazette, a list of letters remaining in the Post Offices at Flemington, N. J., October 1, 1830 included the name of (D) Elizabeth Durant.*

A list of letters remaining in the Post Office at Flemington, N. J., April 1, 1833 included the name of John Durant.*

From the Hunterdon New Jersey Gazette, Volume VI: Charles George, Editor; Flemington, N. J.: Hat Manufactory, The suscriber respectfully gives notice to the inhabitants of Flemington and its vicinity, and the public generally, that he has commenced the manufacturer of HATS, in Flemington, where he makes hats of the various kinds in general use; and will be glad to supply all orders in his line. He will give the customary price for all skins brought to him. DYEING - He also takes in woolen, cotton, and silk goods, to dye black, which will be done in the best manner. John Durant: Flemington, March 9, 1831*

His first born, (I believe) William R. Durant, is my 2nd great grandfather and he also was born in England but I don't know where abouts. He got naturalized in the year 1944 in Fairfield County, Ohio along with his youngest brother, Samuel Durant.

The obituary for Sabina Durant (William R. Durant's sister) says she was born November 9, 1816 in Lancaster-shire, England. In the 1860 Ohio census, Sabina's name was spelled "Aucebina Shultz". She came to America about the year 1828, landing first in New York and then locating in Warren County, New Jersey. It is here where she got married at the age of 19 to William Shultz. They later came to Ohio about 1838 locating in the southeastern part of Hocking County. After her husband died, she then went to Madison County, Indiana to live with her son, Samuel. After she died, her body was brought back to Hocking County to be buried along side her husband in Morris Chapel Cemetery.

According to the 1900 Indiana census, Anna Durant (Fisher) was born December 1821 in England.

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On my Mother's side I am researching WORDEN. I have found my 3rd great grandfather, Benjamin William Worden, in the 1840 census in Chautauqua County, Cherry Creek, New York. His wife's name is Marietta or Mari Etta. According to the census he would have had to be born about 1800 in New York although I cannot find any further back for him. I would surely like to know more.

Benjamin had migrated to Morgan County, Ohio sometime around 1851. His son, Joseph, was 8 years of age in the 1860 Morgan County census and indicated he was born in Ohio. Benjamin was still in New York in the 1850 census taken September 7, 1850.

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NOTE* Information received from my cousin

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